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Stellantis Reports Layoff in Sterling Heights Factory

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Auto company Stellantis NV has announced that they will start a redundancy at their Sterling Heights factory the following week.

The number of workers being laid off by Stellantis, the fourth-largest car manufacturer in the world, is not yet known; however, it told Reuters that the action was made “in order to operate the plant in a more sustainable manner.” 

The United Auto Workers Local 1264, a union that manages the concerns of the Stellantis-owned Chrysler Sterling stamping factory, uploaded a letter saying the “indefinite layoff will be from the bottom up,” beginning June 20. 

Media outlets reached out to UAW for comment on the number of employees affected, but they did not issue a response immediately.

Regarding stamps, the world’s biggest stamping factory is Stellantis’ Sterling Stamp, as per its website. The Italian-American business has been operating since 2021 and currently employs 2184 workers worldwide, with 1,000 employees working per hour. 

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Meanwhile, a Canadian auto workers union representing Stellantis workers at Windsor Assembly Plant in Ontario, Unifor Local 444, took to Twitter on Tuesday, stating that the car manufacturer’s factory in Windsor will be closed for the week of June 20 due to the lack of parts. 

“Stellantis continues to work closely with our suppliers to mitigate the manufacturing impacts caused by the various supply chain issues facing our industry,” a company spokesperson told Reuters.

“As the situation continues to be very fluid, we are making production adjustments as necessary to minimize additional production impact.” 

The Italian car company halted operations at its key Melfi plant in southern Italy earlier this month for a week, citing insufficient parts concerns like semiconductors.

In April, Stellantis stated that it expects the semiconductor supply chain problem to lack improvement before next year.

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